Final Notice To MSOs From Maharashtra Cable Operators’ Foundation (MCOF)

Final Notice

Maharashtra Cable Operators’ Foundation has written a letter to Hathway / DEN / Siti Cable / IMCL regarding unilateral proceeding final notice for – Imposing SIA on the Last Mile Operators (LMOs) Impose illegal Packages & Tariffs on subscribers. Omitting to involve LMOs in any of the Processes needed to effectively and meaningfully implement the path breaking tariff order. A…

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For TV Viewers The Simple Way Of Selecting TV Channels Under New Tariff Framework

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The new regulatory framework for Broadcasting and Cable services has been implemented with effect from 29th December, 2018. However, keeping in view customers convenience to select TV channels of their own choice and need to give them sufficient time, TRAI has given time till 31st January, 2019. To make the migration of the customers to the new regime, easy and…

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STB Market Growing Globally India Is Having A Promising Industry Too

STB Market Growing

The global set-top box (STB) market to grow at a CAGR of 2.84% during the period 2017-2021. Growth is expected in the Asia Pacific region, with disposable incomes rising in developing economies, especially in India and China. Production of set-top boxes by local companies is leading to increased competition with global set-top box manufacturers and putting pressure on prices. The…

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For Broadcasting & Cable TV Services TRAI Implements New Regulatory Framework: 08th January, 2019

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TRAI Implements New Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting & Cable Services on 08th January, 2019 as per PR No. 3 /2019.  Due to rumours being circulated that implementation of new framework has been postponed / stopped / modified. TRAI has clarified that the new framework which came into effect on 29th December 2018 remains as it is. All service providers are…

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TRAI’s Special Leave Petition in Supreme Court Seeking Clarification on 15% Bouquet Discount Cap Today Dismissed as Withdrawn

The special leave petition (SLP) filed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India seeking clarifications on the 15% bouquet discount cap last month was today dismissed as withdrawn in the Supreme Court. Court was of the opinion that the clarification should have been sought earlier while the matter was being argued, point towards the delay. TRAI also failed to obtain…

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After The Huge Success In Telecom Business RIL’s Next Destination Is Cable TV Sector

Reliance Industries said it will buy majority stakes in Den Networks Ltd and Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd for Rs 5,230 crore, a move aimed at becoming the largest player in the broadband as well as the cable TV and direct-to-home market. The acquisition gives Reliance access to 24 million existing cable connected homes of these companies across 750 cities,…

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Digitization And The Changing Rural Landscape Economy Is Undergoing Through A Sea-Change

Digitization

The Digital India Programme has been launched with an aim of transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The Digital India would ensure that Government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of government’s services electronically; a Unique ID and e-Pramaan based on authentic and standard based…

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TRAI’s Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting and Cable TV Sector

TRAI Regulatory Framework

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 3rd March 2017, notified a regulatory framework for broadcasting and cable TV service provided through addressable systems, which include the Direct to Home (DTH) Systems, Cable TV Systems provided through Digital Addressable Systems (DAS), Head-end In The Sky (HITS) and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV). The regulatory framework comprises of the following:- (a)…

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